Career and College Preparation and Transition

Don't let college take 7 years! Follow this advice to have fun and succeed in college!

Personal responsibility

    • In college you have freedom to do as you go where you do as you wish. Unfortunately, this freedom is easily abused. A college student carries 98% of the responsibility and control.

      • Schedule- Its best to make a day to day schedule to keep yourself focused.Class attendance- In college you decide to attend class or not. It can cost you money by not attending class.
        • Total cost per year at a 4-year college or university can be 16,000-40,000 dollars depending on what college you go to.
        • You will have two to four classes per week for 15 credits for about four months, so the math says that with every week you skip class you lose 50-75 dollars.
      • Time management- In college you will have much more free time than you did in high school. It is best to make a weekly schedule to avoid losing track of assignments and due dates. READ YOUR SYLLABUS!
    • Differences between college and high school

      • Teachers
        • In college, the professors do not care if you turn in your work, do well, or even pass their class. It is the student's responsibility to keep track of due dates and to utilize office hours if they find the material difficult.
      • Class size
        • At any Division One college their is at least 20,000 people walking around, and the size of a lecture hall class can have anywhere from 40-600 people in it. When you are considered a number you must work to distinguish yourself among your classmates.
    • Difficulty of college work

      • College is probably going to be tougher than high school. Don't let that stop you.
      • In college professors do not hand out daily assignments and busy work. You will instead recieve longer projects, and much less, so each one counts for more points than you can afford to los
      • No one can waltz through college on pure smarts the way they can in high school, in order to do well you need to study, and study hard.
    • Spare time

      • Working hard is important in college, but you need to have free time to blow off steam as well.
      • Its good to have hobbies like working out, video games, or just catching a movie with some friends.
      • Making friends and balancing academics with a social life is part of what college is about.
      • Enjoy yourself and kick back every once in a while to avoid overworking yourself
      • Partying is a very big thing on many college campuses across the United States.
        • Don't let partying get in the way of your academics. A good balance of studying a partying is needed to succeed in college if you do choose to party.
        • Do not try to be Van Wilder!
Van Wilder

Don't be stuck in a career wondering where to go! Use this advice to be happy and successful in your career!


  1. One must keep they're priorities in order when picking a career.
  2. Money isn't everything, It is best to pick a career one loves.
  3. One must be happy with their career path.
  4. One must not go down a certain career path strictly because that is what they have their college degree in.
  5. A person can change careers if they are not happy.
  6. Statistics say that on average people will change their career at least three times in their life, four is not uncommon, and as many as seven is not unheard of. external image th-os1.jpg

Don't be like Peter and feel like you're stuck in a career with nowhere to go.

This incredible college and career preparation/transition wiki was created by the following students @ FHE High School:
Alex S.
Ryder S.
Ethan B.

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